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  Aseem Chhabra
  Raja Sen

Arthur J Pais

Senior Editor Arthur J Pais' predictions for the 2005 Academy Award nominations.

The year 2004 might not have produced masterpieces but it was a great year for performances. And for every good performance nominated, there will be several significant misses.

My gut feeling is that The Aviator will get the maximum nominations, perhaps 10 including the ones for technical achievements; Ray could come next with 6; Sideways and Million Dollar Baby could each get 5 including the adapted screenplay category. The medium-range success Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind may also get nominations for original screenplay and best actress.

Dark horses? The House Of Flying Daggers, Closer and Kinsey.

Below is my list of possible nominations.


 

BEST FILM

The Aviator

Sideways

Million Dollar Baby

Ray

Finding Neverland



BEST ACTOR

Javier Bardem (The Sea Inside)

Liam Neeson (Kinsey)

Jamie Foxx (Ray)

Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda)

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Aviator)






BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jamie Foxx (Collateral)

Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby)

Alan Alda (The Aviator)

Thomas Hayden Church (Sideways)

Clive Owen (Closer)


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BEST DIRECTOR

Martin Scorsese (The Aviator)

Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby)

Alexander Payne (Sideways)

Taylor Hackford (Ray)

Marc Forster (Finding Neverland)






BEST ACTRESS

Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake)

Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby)

Annette Bening (Being Julia)

Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full Of Grace)






BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Regina King (Ray)

Natalie Portman (Closer)

Virginia Madsen (Sideways)

Cate Blanchett (The Aviator)

Julie Christie (Finding Neverland)


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